Katherine Ann Power: Weather Underground

Katherine Ann Power (born January 25, 1949), also known under the aliases Mae Kelly and Alice Louise Metzinger, is an American ex-convict and long-time fugitive, who, along with her fellow student and accomplice Susan Edith Saxe, was placed on the FBI‘s Most Wanted Fugitives list in 1970. The two participated in robberies at a Massachusetts National Guard armory and a bank in Brighton, Massachusetts, where Boston police officer Walter Schroeder was shot and killed. Power remained at large for twenty-three years. A native of Colorado, Power turned herself over to authorities in 1993 after starting a new life in Oregon. She pleaded guilty and was imprisoned in Massachusetts for six years before being released on fourteen years’ probation. While in prison, Power completed her bachelor’s degree, and after her release, earned a master’s degree at Oregon State University. She currently resides in the Boston area. … In 1967, Power enrolled at Brandeis as a sociology major and honor student at a time when the campus was being roiled by student protests opposing the Vietnam War. She became known for wandering campus braless and barefoot in an orange-colored smock, for her attendance at Students for a Democratic Society protest rallies, and for her involvement in the Brandeis Strike Information Center. … Through their association with Bond, Power and Saxe became involved in a plot to arm the Black Panther Party as a response to U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. … On September 20, 1970, the group robbed a National Guard armory in Newburyport, Massachusetts, and took 400 rounds of ammunition. They also stole weapons and set fire to the facility, causing about $125,000 in damage. Three days later, on September 23, 1970, the group robbed a bank in Brighton (a neighborhood of Boston), carrying handguns, a shotgun and a submachine gun. …”
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